After reading an entry in which Susanna feels sympathy for Lisa being a cold, dark person, Lisa attacks Susanna, who runs. Lisa has been at Claymoore for years, and knows how to manipulate its staff. After Lisa taunts Daisy for enjoying the sexual abuse she suffers from her father, Susanna finds Daisy dead the next morning, having apparently slit her wrists and hanged herself. Winona Ryder lends her weepy eyes and eccentric persona to the character of Susanna, a rich white girl with too much on her mind as the world changes around her. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. After Susanna confronts her, Lisa breaks down and tries to commit suicide, but the patients talk her out of it. How was Susanna different when she took her medications as directed by the doctors? After reading the book, Ryder immediately tried to secure the rights; however, a week earlier they had been purchased by.
Before she is released, Lisa is returned to Claymoore. Susanna Kaysen - The author and narrator. She has been in the institution since she was nine, and has escaped several times over her eight years at the institution, but is always caught and is brought back eventually. Characters abuse prescription drugs and use strong language. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. He wants them to run away to Canada.
She isn't disturbed enough to require treatment, but she becomes strangely absorbed inside Claymoore, as if it provides structure and entertainment she misses on the outside. Moviegoers learn, through a series of flashbacks that Susanna graduated from high school, slept with her father's business associates and wanted to be a writer Susanna's mental condition causes her to jump from time period to time period with little connection. Later, in a gesture of friendship Susanna leans over and gives Lisa a kiss on the side of her mouth. Positive Elements: It's twisted, but seeing the reality of suicide radically alters Susanna's state of mind regarding her own death. Before Susanna is released the next day, she goes to see Lisa.
She throws tantrums and plans escapes for others when she isn't making her own attempts to escape. Hospital scenes include graphic depictions of young women in straitjackets and those recovering from electric shock therapy. She places herself into sexual situations several times during the film. Deleted scenes were also filmed at 's. Susanna is not therefore a captive of an evil system but someone seduced by a careless one, and there is the temptation to suspect she deserves what she gets.
Implied lesbian attraction comes up a few times between Lisa and other girls, but she and Susanna never act out whatever feelings they may have. Read an Polly - A disfigured patient. She is charismatic, manipulative, rebellious, and abusive. Girl, Interrupted was released on January 14, 2000. Parents might talk with their kids about characters' abuse of prescription drugs throughout the film.
However, the frequent, garish, shrill confrontations between the girls seem highly unrealistic. Directed by , the film stars who also served as an executive producer as Kaysen, with a supporting cast that includes , , , , , and. Instead of being in a women's dorm at college, Susanna is in a women's dorm at Claymoore, where her subject of study is herself. A doctor diagnoses Kaysen with borderline personality disorder in 1967, when she is 17. It's definitely not appropriate for younger viewers. One day, Polly suddenly becomes aware of the awful extent of her injuries.
How did Susanna's depression influence her behavior with Professor Gilcrest and Toby Jacobs? If you ever wished you could be a child forever. Their characters never really get a plot to engage them, and are subjected to a silly ending, but moment to moment, they are intriguing and watchable. But the maid has a secret. Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. Revelers drink at a dance club. Violent Content: Disruptive and violent mental patients are shown being admitted and treated at the hospital.
When Susanna and Lisa break out of the hospital they share a marijuana joint with a group of hippies. In the spring of 1967, while everyone else in her senior class seems to be making plans for college, Susanna consumes a bottle of aspirin and a bottle of vodka. It's you or me amplified. They argue over the definition of promiscuity; Susanna points out that women are labeled promiscuous after much less sexual experience than men. Susanna bonds with several other patients, including Lisa Angelina Jolie , Polly Elizabeth Moss , and Georgina Clea DuVall.